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Yearly Archives: 2016

How to stay safe this holiday season

December 23, 2016

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, December 23 2016     Most drivers take personal holidays at this time of the year. They are out of sync with their normal daily routine. This accounts for drivers who are darting from place… Read More…

Winter is here, learn how to deal with it

December 16, 2016

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, December 16 2016     Every Canadian should know how to drive in winter. Sadly, it is not included in the DNA of many people. Skids are sometimes a mystery. Long ago, drivers were taught… Read More…

How to make B.C.’s driving tests better

December 9, 2016

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, December 9 2016 New drivers successfully completing the graduated licensing program course receive the benefit of two credits toward secondaryschool graduation and a sixmonth relief from the twoyear New Driver (N) phase. The course itself… Read More…

Driving with disability a whole new world

December 6, 2016

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, December 2 2016 The driver in question had lost the use of his legs, but wanted to continue to drive. Once the vehicle in question was properly equipped, we began the training, but not before… Read More…

More myths of senior drivers debunked

December 6, 2016

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, November 25 2016   Many people believe seniors have a higher-than-normal crash frequency. This is not true. They do have a much higher chance of injury in a crash because of the frailty brought on… Read More…

What I learned on my Florida ‘vacation’

November 18, 2016

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, November 18 2016   The Driving Schools Association of the Americas Convention was held in Boca Rotan, Florida, last week. Hundreds of driving school owners and instructors from North America got to participate in topnotch… Read More…

We Can Learn From Sin City’s Traffic Flow

November 15, 2016

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, November 11 2016   Las Vegas traffic rules make sense. My recent trip to the Nevada mecca gave me a chance to see first-hand how a city can make visitors comfortable with driving manoeuvres that… Read More…

Light up your vehicle for safety, and live

November 4, 2016

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, November 4 2016   This simple act has become the norm in many European countries.   In fact, many imported vehicles from across the pond come equipped in this fashion. When the headlights are noticed… Read More…

Rain calls for more space, time on the road

October 28, 2016

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, October 28 2016   There are a few simple things every driver can do to reduce the chance of a rainy-day mishap. It is best to drive in the tire tracks of the vehicle ahead…. Read More…

Readers weigh in on rules of the road

October 24, 2016

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, October 21 2016 As mentioned in a previous column, motor-vehicle drivers should move close to the curb when making a right turn, in order to protect bike riders from getting trapped in the driver’s blind… Read More…

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